About This Listing
Our cozy yet spacious wood cabin provides each guest with the quintessential Tahoe experience and is perfect for a family or group of friends who want to relax, play, or do a bit of both. It is centrally located in South Lake Tahoe, just a few miles from skiing, casinos, and restaurants. Enjoy a gourmet kitchen, 4 decks, a hot tub, and the most breathtaking views of Heavenly Valley. The photos speak for themselves, but we love our house because it's the absolute perfect place to get away from it all and enjoy Lake Tahoe at its finest.
Our Cabin's location is key - less than a mile from the beautiful Zephyr Cove beach and 3 miles from Heavenly Ski Resort, Heavenly Village, Shopping, Casinos, and Restaurants. Edgewood Gold Course and many other courses are within a few miles from the house. A Safeway grocery store is conveniently a mile away. Even though everything you need is right down the road, you'll still feel like you're at your own private retreat in the mountains.
Our Cabin has 4 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms (3 showers, 2 bathtubs) and can sleep 12 people. Two of our bedrooms have 1 Queen bed each. A third bedroom has a Queen bed and built-in bunk beds (sleeps 4 total). A fourth bedroom is a spacious room with 2 queen beds that spans the entire backside of the house
One of the best features of the house is the outdoor space. We have 4 decks; two in the front of the house and two in the back, all of which have breathtaking views of Heavenly Valley and/or partial views of Lake Tahoe. We have a hot tub on the front deck and adirondak chairs on the two back decks, which are perfect to sit in while having a glass of wine and taking in the tranquil nature of the Heavenly Valley. A grill and table and chairs are also located on one of the back decks.
For the Julia Child of the group...
If you are the appointed chef for the weekend, you will love our newly renovated kitchen. Spacious granite counter tops, a farm sink, and electric stove/oven make for the ultimate cooking experience. There are plenty of stools and chairs in the kitchen so it naturally ends up being the gathering spot in the house.
We love technology...
If kicking back and watching Football all weekend is your thing, you're in luck because our 60' HD tv (complete with a soundbar) and plush couches create the ideal game-watching experience. Also, we have wireless bluetooth speakers in the living room, kitchen, and dining area. Hook up to your iphone or laptop and cue up your favorite playlist.
For your WINTER Entertainment...
Heavenly is the closest Ski Resort and Heavenly Village (main entrance with the Gondola) is about 3 miles away. Or, drive a few more miles and go to the Nevada side (Stagecoach Lodge) for less crowds during Ski season. If snow sports aren't your forte, Heavenly Village is a great area to explore with many restaurants, shops, and Casinos. There is also an ice skating rink (seasonal) and a movie theatre in Heavenly Village. Snowmobiling, Sledding, and Snowshoeing activities are all within miles from the cabin.
*Please note there are 65 stairs that lead up to the house. While our 'Stairway to Heaven' leads to a wonderful paradise, it can also be cumbersome for those who have difficulty climbing many stairs.
Other Things to Note
VHRP No. 14-820
This rental was very easy. We received a packet a week before the stay containing all the info we needed. The house was very clean and quiet, and had some great views.
Lauren was extremely helpful prior to our arrival regarding logistical questions about the house as well as on information about South Lake Tahoe's activities in general. She promptly answered all of my e-mails even during our stay at the house. Stairway to Heaven was an unbelievably beautiful house with spectacular views and served as a true cozy mountain home for a weekend getaway. Our group thoroughly enjoyed the spacious kitchen and the hot tub for apres ski. I would highly recommend staying in Lauren's Stairway to Heaven house and look forward to a return visit myself!
Stairway to Heaven is a beautiful home with everything our group could ask for over Thanksgiving. The bedrooms, the kitchen, the sitting room, the games selection, the hot tub and the location all exceeded our expectations. Lauren was extremely helpful in advance of our trip and I would recommend it to anyone, particularly a group looking to do lots of cooking over their stay.
Incredibly beautiful house with more than enough accommodations for a group our size. Killer view and super close to Safeway and South Tahoe. Lauren was very quick to respond to all of our inquires. Parking is a bit dicey if you have more than 3 cars, so plan accordingly. Would definitely recommend the house to anyone looking for a Tahoe escape. Thanks Lauren!
Stairway to heaven is right. Top of the hill, large set of stairs up to the cabin might leave you out of breath. But once your up there the views from anyone of the multiple decks will take your breath away. Bottom line is that the place lives up to its billing and more. Wonderful kitchen and living space to easily accommodate 10+. Well maintained and subtle extras like a sweet custom Cornhole set and a decent sound system, and grill really impressed me. Short $10 can ride gets you down to zephyr cove which is an awesome hangout in the summer. And a $20 dollar cab ride gets you to the nearby casinos and downtown area. Lauren is a great host I'm very happy with my decision to lodge there for our summer weekend trip.
About the Host, Lauren
Hello, pleased to meet you! My name is Lauren. I love food, traveling, fashion, and practicing yoga. I moved to San Francisco from St. Louis 5 years ago and can't imagine ever living anywhere else in this world.